Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.


New workers

New workers start around £17,288. Normal pay is £35,136 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,234.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 63,661 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Monitors patient’s progress and liaises with others concerned with the treatment and rehabilitation of patient, and refers patients requiring other specific medical attention.

  • Supervises physiotherapy assistants.

  • Offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient’s future health and well-being.

  • Explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary.

  • Plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain.

  • Writes up patients’ case notes and reports, maintains their records and manages caseload.

  • Examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Physical Therapy

  • Rehabilitation

  • Clinical Reasoning

  • Orthopedics

  • Auditing

  • Pulmonology

  • Human Musculoskeletal System

  • Treatment Planning

  • Service Development

  • Clinical Governance

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Planning

  • Teamwork

  • Time Management

  • Team Leadership

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.